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var·y

 (vâr′ē, văr′ē)
v. var·ied (-ēd), var·y·ing, var·ies (-ēz)
v.intr.
1. To undergo or show change: The temperature varied throughout the day.
2. To deviate from a standard or expectation: behavior that varies from the norm.
3. To have a range of different qualities or amounts: Shirt sizes vary from small to extra large.
v.tr.
1. To make or cause changes in; modify or alter: vary the speed of the drill.
2. To give variety to; make diverse: vary one's diet.

[Middle English varien, to undergo change, from Old French varier, from Latin variāre, from varius, various.]

var′y·ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.varying - marked by diversity or differencevarying - marked by diversity or difference; "the varying angles of roof slope"; "nature is infinitely variable"
varied - characterized by variety; "immigrants' varied ethnic and religious traditions"; "his work is interesting and varied"

varying

adjective
1. different, contrasting, inconsistent, varied, distinct, diverse, assorted, disparate, dissimilar, distinguishable, discrepant, streets apart Reporters gave varying figures on the number of casualties.
2. changing, variable, irregular, inconsistent, fluctuating The green table lamp flickered with varying intensity.
changing fixed, consistent, unchanging, settled, regular, monotonous, unvarying
Translations

varying

[ˈvɛərɪɪŋ] ADJ [amounts] → distinto; [periods of time] → variado; [ages, shades, sizes] → diverso
with varying degrees of successcon más o menos éxito
in or to varying degreesen mayor o menor grado

varying

[ˈvɛəriɪŋ] adjvariable

varying

adj (= changing)veränderlich; (= different)unterschiedlich; our different results were due to varying conditionsunsere verschiedenen Resultate beruhten auf unterschiedlichen Voraussetzungen; the varying weather conditions heredie veränderlichen Wetterverhältnisse hier; with varying degrees of successmit unterschiedlichem Erfolg; to varying degreesmehr oder weniger; in varying degreesmehr oder minder; of varying degrees of complexityunterschiedlich komplex, von unterschiedlicher Komplexität; of varying sizes/abilities/agesunterschiedlich groß/begabt/alt

varying

[ˈvɛərɪɪŋ] adjvariabile, che varia
with varying degrees of success → con più o meno successo
References in classic literature ?
Jo couldn't help smiling at the important air which Meg had unconsciously assumed and which was as becoming as the pretty color varying in her cheeks.
He even suffered their hands to meet, without betraying the least emotion, or varying his riveted attitude of attention.
The whole seemed little else but a series of calamity, reproducing itself in successive generations, with one general hue, and varying in little, save the outline.
He is of moderate octavo size, varying from fifteen to twenty-five feet in length, and of corresponding dimensions round the waist.
In Sperm-whalemen with any considerable quantity of oil on board, it is a regular semi-weekly duty to conduct a hose into the hold, and drench the casks with sea-water; which afterwards, at varying intervals, is removed by the ship's pumps.
Aunt Chloe sat back in her chair, and indulged in a hearty guffaw of laughter, at this witticism of young Mas'r's, laughing till the tears rolled down her black, shining cheeks, and varying the exercise with playfully slapping and poking Mas'r Georgey, and telling him to go way, and that he was a case--that he was fit to kill her, and that he sartin would kill her, one of these days; and, between each of these sanguinary predictions, going off into a laugh, each longer and stronger than the other, till George really began to think that he was a very dangerously witty fellow, and that it became him to be careful how he talked "as funny as he could.
Tom got more cuffs and kisses that day -- according to Aunt Polly's varying moods -- than he had earned before in a year; and he hardly knew which expressed the most gratefulness to God and affection for himself.
She had never been quite well since the time of their daughter's marriage; and till she should have completely recovered her usual strength, they must forbid her engaging in duties, which, so far from being compatible with a weakened frame and varying spirits, seemed, under the most favourable circumstances, to require something more than human perfection of body and mind to be discharged with tolerable comfort.
Her opinion varying with every fresh conjecture, and all seeming equally probable as they arose.
My seat, to which Bessie and the bitter Miss Abbot had left me riveted, was a low ottoman near the marble chimney-piece; the bed rose before me; to my right hand there was the high, dark wardrobe, with subdued, broken reflections varying the gloss of its panels; to my left were the muffled windows; a great looking-glass between them repeated the vacant majesty of the bed and room.
said Catherine, leaning back, and returning his look with a suddenly clouded brow: her humour was a mere vane for constantly varying caprices.
Cruncher, varying his apostrophe after missing his mark--"what are you up to, Aggerawayter?